adjective, pickier, pickiest.
extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.

1865–70; pick1 + -y1

pickiness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To picky
World English Dictionary
picky (ˈpɪkɪ)
adj , pickier, pickiest
informal fussy; finicky; choosy

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
As a practicing vegetarian and a picky eater, she finds few choices at school.
Picky buyers have limited options when considering existing inventory alone.
The truth is they're not picky eaters, with one case in which authorities found
  a chicken coop in a tiger shark's stomach.
The bill also lays out some picky design instructions.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature